19.07.2011 17.Tammus, 5771 Fasttag im Tammus
Sights and Insights: An ordinary valley, one amazing day
The Elah Valley may appear at first glance just to be like any other in the Judean foothills, but it tells the story of David's victory over Goliath.
At first glance, the valley looks like nothing remarkable. Just a road winding its way up into the Hill Country of Judea. A large satellite dish sits on one hill. A dry streambed divides patches of tall weeds. Greenhouses clump together next to wheat fields. Like the other valleys in the Shephelah today, the Elah Valley appears so commonplace. Very ordinary.
But back up three thousand years, and the Elah Valley offers one of the most strategic battlefields in Israel….